Term Information

Accession
GO:0042628
Name
mating plug formation
Ontology
biological_process
Synonyms
copulatory plug biosynthesis, copulatory plug deposition, copulatory plug formation, mating plug deposition
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
The deposition of a plug of sperm or other gelatinous material into the opening of the vulva by a male at the termination of copulation. Probably acts to prevent subsequent matings by other males. Source: GOC:jl, PMID:11267893
Comment
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History
See term history for GO:0042628 at QuickGO
Subset
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Parents of mating plug formation (GO:0042628)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
mating plug formation [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  insemination (GO:0007320)
mating plug formation [is_a relation] is_a  reproductive process (GO:0022414)

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